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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Apr 24, 2011 9:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan Submits to Censorship in China

One thing for sure about Dylan is that he defiantly does not want to be put in a box others have made for him . There is this great Rolling Stone interview with him , in the late 60's, in which the interviewers are apoplectic that he is not playing along with the "revolution" ..."How do you know that I'm not FOR the war " . I agree that his nature is rather not to make some sort of "big statement", but I can't believe he is unaware of the nature of the regime, and could not have been too happy to have to submit a set list for approval . So a little sly tweaking, as your examples suggest to me, would not seem too far out of order . BUT, I have given up trying to figure the man out . Anyone I know who has met him, almost to a man, has used the words "weird," "strange," "eccentric ," somewhere in their description of him . I just enjoy, or don't enjoy what he is doing musically . I salute you for still following his live shows, I gave up after seeing him 05 ( Merle Haggard opened for him ) , I have been following him and defending him since the dawn of the 70's, but he just was beyond where I could go, It just didn't make musical sense to me . I have heard that he still can be incredible , so who knows .